The Stylish Man Spotlight on Pins by Ferris
Posted on October 31 2017
Ryan Sprance is the Creator and Editor-In-Chief of TheStylishMan.com and Founder of Kaihatsu Media, LLC., an Influencer Marketing agency focused on developing brand awareness and social media growth.
I sat down with Ryan for an interview in early October.
Here is a direct link to the interview, however we have pasted here below as well:
Ryan Sprance (Interviewer):
"We sat down with Damian, Founder of Pins By Ferris which designs and sells high end enamel pins. Pins were big in the 80’s and are having an incredible resurgence. Pins By Ferris has some our favorite nostalgic designs along with a few modern gems like a detailed and lifelike Drake pin. Damian (who looks nearly identical to Ferris Bueller or a young Matthew Broderick) gives us some insight into the company and design inspiration."
I collected pins and patches in the 80's and when I was cleaning out a storage unit with my family last summer I came across all of them. My sister who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn told me that pins were having a big resurgence so I started looking online for some retro designs like the neon palm tree and any of Tom Cruise, but I couldn’t find any. So I dug deeper over the holidays and found that none of the designs I wanted to wear on my jean jacket had been done yet. A few months later, Pins by Ferris, was born.
Tell us about the name ‘Pins By Ferris’
My whole life on even a daily basis sometimes people tell me that I look just like Ferris Bueller; the truth is it’s kind of creepy the resemblance a young Matthew Broderick and I share. Some people have gone as far to say I sound just like him and have similar mannerisms. Since all the other names I had were taken, I decided to go with the 80s hero since its my favorite movie and a recent halloween picture would help share in the inside joke (see my first Instagram post).
Why do you think Pins are back in a big way?
I think pins are back for two reasons. The first relates to those hipsters in Brooklyn. Williamsburg continues to be a hot bed of creativity and “cool”. There is a love for mashing up the old with the new. People are on a digital overload and something as simple as an analog pin that is inexpensive, subtle, and shows your personality is pretty rad. Second, the emoji phenomenon. Emoji’s used in text messages over 6 years ago were reserved for the nerds. I can remember downloading the emoji app so I could add them to my keyboard and girls would say I was weird when I’d use them. How things change. Enamel Pins are just an endearing extension of emojis, The vintage jean jacket is also having a major moment as well.
The Stylish Man: Thanks for sharing with us.
Pins by Ferris: Thanks Ryan